Regent opens second in China

Regent Hotels & Resorts has opened its second hotel in China, The Regent Beijing, located on Jinbao Street in the bustling commercial centre of Wangfujing.The 500-room hotel is owned by property development company, Fu Wah International Group and managed by Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific, parent company of Regent Hotels & Resorts.

Paul Kirwin, president, Carlson Hotels Worldwide - Asia Pacific, said, “It was just twelve months ago that we opened our first Regent hotel in China, The Regent Shanghai. As the world starts to turn its attention to Beijing in preparation for the 2008 Olympics, it seems natural for us to focus on this city to further drive our vision of growth for the Regent luxury brand in China.

With interior design by world-renowned company Hirsch/Bedner Associates Pty Ltd, the contemporary yet classic The Regent Beijing features guestrooms and suites that offer modern facilities including complimentary high speed internet access, large plasma television screens and DVD players. A number of the guestrooms enjoy panoramic views of the spectacular Forbidden City.

Four outstanding restaurants provide a wide array of dining experiences including: The Bar and Grill, an intimate and sophisticated restaurant featuring a grill menu and a wide range of quality French wines and champagne, premium spirits, ports and liquors; Daccapo, a contemporary Italian restaurant perfect spot for lunch or dinner; Café 99, a more casual all-day dining restaurant, offering a la carte and buffet selection of Western and Asian favourites; Li Jing Xuan offers Cantonese cuisine and features a main dining area and ten private dining rooms; and The Crescent Lounge is the ideal setting for a casual soiree, high tea or evening cocktails.

For meetings and events, The Regent Beijing offers a range of function rooms from a large 625 square metre ballroom to seven alternate rooms ideal for small to medium sized meetings or banquets. A unique state-of-the-art new generation lighting system provides remote-controlled lighting allowing for the room to be set to a variety of moods.


Guests can enjoy some of Beijing’s best leisure facilities including a spa sanctuary with ten private rooms for massage and treatments, a fully-equipped fitness centre and indoor swimming pool, and a selection of luxury boutique shops.